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About me

After serving as a United States Army Officer from 1972 to 1976, I entered law school at Mizzou, graduating in 1979.

Since then, I've been practicing civil litigation law in the Kansas City area, although my cases have taken me around the country and beyond.

My motto is simple - work hard, do good, and keep smiling!


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    36 years, 500 cases
  2. Mediation: 30%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Medical Malpractice: 30%
    36 years, 100 cases
  4. Litigation: 10%



Contingent (33-45%)

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  • Lucas G. Whitworth

    I endorse Mr. Rich McLeod. Rich is very well respected amongst lawyers and judges in the legal community. Even the most experienced lawyers in the area go to Rich for advice on cases.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

The McLeod Law Firm, P.C.

2020 Wyandotte St.
The Historic Boiler Building
Kansas City, MO, 64108


KSAuthorized to practice law199807/04/2016
MOGood Standing, Active197901/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerShook Hardy & Bacon1983 - 1992
AssociateShook Hardy & Bacon1979 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
CB3 v. DamasVerdict for our client on all counts, and jury awarded our client $112,000 in attorney fees
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Publication nameTitleDate
Missouri Trial AttorneyTop Ten Reasons to Use Technology in Your Law Practice2005
Missouri Approved Jury Instructions - 6th Ed.Missouri Approved Jury Instructions - 6th Ed.1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Michigan State UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Kansas City - Ross T. Roberts American Inn of CourtMissouri Approved Jury Instructions2012